Adults Text More Than Teens While Driving

American adults are more prone to typing and reading text messages while driving than teenagers, according to a new study by Pew Research.

The study, which was a conducted as a part of Pew's Internet and American Life Project, also revealed that adults were more likely than teenagers to talk on their cell phones while driving.

Pew Research revealed that 47 per cent of adults who send text messages admitted to having done so while driving, compared to only 34 per cent of teenagers.

The organisation said that 74 per cent of adults who own a mobile phone have used it while driving, while only 52 per cent of teenagers have done so.

Seventeen per cent of adults surveyed also claimed to have run into objects or people while walking and using their mobiles.

Last year, research showed that people who use mobile phones while driving are 23 times more likely to have a road accident than the people who don't.